That word comes from Ancient Greek and it can be translated as “healing soul”. Currently that word defines multiple techniques that treat or help in treating illnesses and problems of psychological nature. According to English dictionary it is a treatment of mental problem by talking about your feelings instead of taking medicine. It is done by influencing the psyche of the patient. That influencing is done by talking and a dynamic relationship developing between the patient and the therapist.
Psychotherapy is suppose to make finding the source of the problem easier, to allow the patient gain a deeper knowledge about him or herself, to improve patient’s functioning and well – being, and finally to lead to curing the patient.